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Am I missing anything? Is there a piece of equipment I'm overlooking? Yes. Large solar panels can be bought individually rather than cobbled together from smaller ones. These are designed to feed from the panel as-built rather than having to be modified. Example here. So what you need to do is find a low voltage garden light system (perhaps one powered by ...
If the top is hinged and is overlapping the sides, you could put 1/4 to 1/2 inch rubber weather stripping on the inside of the cover or on the frame to give yourself a nice water resistant seal.
For the lid, you'll need to support the decking as frequently as it is supported on the deck itself. If your deck joists run every 12" or 16", you'll need to replicate that or the lid will sag. The photo shows benches that are sixty inches long. You diagram show one support in the middle, leaving a 30" span. At summer temperatures, it will be sagging ...
What type of wallis the faucet mounted into? I was goingnto recommned a new pipebbut if you said you may break the wall that's a no go. For the winter you shoulsnt have to worry about freezing as long as you shut off the water to the facuet ibside the house and drain out your hose. I belive they do make pvc to copper but ibwould recommend just using copper ...
The first problem can be dealt with using a Bell 5403 or equivalent weatherproof extension box to provide a place to hook the conduit to and some extra cubic inches for the additional wire fill. You'll need to hook a ground pigtail to it, by the way -- there do not seem to be non-metallic weatherproof extension boxes. Since you are running conduit under ...
You only need two wires. The earth, or ground, wire is a safety measure should something go wrong with the wiring inside, exposing a live wire. Older homes don't even have such a thing throughout the home and often include a three prong electrical outlet through "updating" without wiring up the ground connection.
You can use a left over matte finish (I'm guessing this is what you were talking about), but the blocks will soak it up and you may need a few coats for a decent look. I would start with a masonry primer first that will seal and fill the pinholes, then you can topcoat it with whatever you want. You can paint the floor, but you're going to have give more ...
The transformer in that kit is designed for outdoor use, the cord plug should be protected with an "in-use" type receptacle cover.
As long as you can secure the box rigidly to the trim board in accordance with the box's listing and the trim board itself isn't flopping in the breeze, you have it made according to 314.23(A): (A) Surface Mounting. An enclosure mounted on a building or other surface shall be rigidly and securely fastened in place. If the surface does not provide rigid ...
Edit- based on revised question: A) You do need to support th conduit within 3 ft of the box, but the hole in the floor looks to be within 3 ft. B) You can yoke two strut straps together where they go through the floor. You can also put caulk in the hole if you wish, but that has nothing to do with proper support... and since it is a hole on a deck, ...
I would suggest the use of a weatherproof (WR) box extender. One of which could be installed over the existing box giving you sides on to which to connect the PVC conduit. The following is an example. No endorsement of specific products is implied.
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